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Email

sw603@cam.ac.uk
M.A., D.Phil. (Oxon)
Reader in Private Law

Interests

Unjust Enrichment/Restitution; Equity/Trusts; Land Law; Commercial Law; Banking/Financial Law

 

CV / Biography

Stephen Watterson joined the Faculty of Law in 2012. He has previously held the positions of Senior Lecturer in Law at the London School of Economics (2008-2012), Lecturer and later Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol (2002-2008), Lecturer in Law at St John's College, Oxford (2000-2001), and Research Assistant at the Law Commission of England and Wales (1996-1998). He studied law at Oxford (BA, 1993-1996; DPhil, 1998-2002). He is an Associate Director of the Cambridge Private Law Centre and an Academic Member of the Chancery Bar Association.

Stephen has wide-ranging teaching and research interests across the field of private law, but a particular interest in the law of unjust enrichment, land law, and banking/financial law (particularly payments law).

His first book, Subrogation: Law and Practice (OUP, 2007) (with Charles Mitchell), was shortlisted for the inaugural Inner Temple Book Prize 2008. In 2010, he became one of a new team of three authors that assumed responsibility for the authorship of Goff & Jones - The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet & Maxwell, 8th ed, 2011; 9th ed, 2016) (with Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell). He has also recently edited two collections: New Perspectives on Land Registration - Contemporary Problems and Solutions (Hart, 2018) (with Amy Goymour and Martin Dixon), and The Global Futures of Unjust Enrichment, which has been published as the 25th anniversary volume of the Restitution Law Review, [2017] RLR.

Publications

 

Books

"The Global Futures of Unjust Enrichment" (Marenex Press) (Ed)

Publisher:
Marenex Press
Published Apr 2018

"New Perspectives on Land Registration: Contemporary Problems and Solutions" (Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Amy Goymour and Martin Dixon
Publisher:
Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN 13:
9781509906031
Published Feb 2018

"Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment" (Sweet and Maxwell) 9th Edition

Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell
Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
ISBN 13:
978-0-414-05523-0
Published Nov 2016

"Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment" (Sweet and Maxwell) 8th Edition

Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell
Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Published Dec 2011

"Subrogation Law and Practice" (Oxford University Press)

Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Published Mar 2007

Articles

"Agents and Organisations: Attribution Rules in Unjust Enrichment Claims" [2017] RLR 255

Citation:
[2017] RLR 255
Published: Mar 2018

"Subrogation, Priority Disputes and Rectification: Mapping a Route Through the Thicket" [2016] RLR 1

Citation:
[2016] RLR 1
Published: Dec 2016

"Modelling Subrogation as an "Equitable Remedy"" (2016) 2 Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law 609 (Special Issue: Equity in the 21st Century: Problems and Perspectives)

Citation:
(2016) 2 Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law 609 (Special Issue: Equity in the 21st Century: Problems and Perspectives)
Published: Jul 2016

"Testing the Boundaries of Conversion: Account-Holders, Intangible Property and Economic Harm" [2012] LMCLQ 204

Co-Author/s:
Amy Goymour
Citation:
[2012] LMCLQ 204
Published: May 2012

"'Direct Transfers' in the Law of Unjust Enrichment" (2011) 64 Current Legal Problems 435

Citation:
(2011) 64 Current Legal Problems 435
Published: Nov 2011

"New Light on Contribution Between Marine Insurers?" [2005] LMCLQ 338

Citation:
[2005] LMCLQ 338
Published: Aug 2005

"An Account of Profits or Damages? The History of Orthodoxy" (2004) 24 OJLS 471

Citation:
(2004) 24 OJLS 471
Published: Oct 2004

"The Law of Damages in the 21st Century" [2004] LMCLQ 513

Citation:
[2004] LMCLQ 513
Published: Jan 2004

"Alternative and Cumulative Remedies: What is the Difference?" [2003] RLR 7

Citation:
[2003] RLR 7
Published: Jul 2003

"Consumer Sales Directive 1999/44/EC - The impact on English law" (2001) 9 ERPL 197

Citation:
(2001) 9 ERPL 197
Published: Jun 2001

Book Chapters

"The History of a Landmark: Carter v Boehm" (Ed), Carter v Boehm and Pre-Contractual Duties in Insurance Law: A Global Perspective after 250 Years (Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing), pp. 23-85

Publisher:
Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages:
23-85
Published Apr 2018

"Subrogation, Priority Disputes and Rectification: Mapping a Route Through the Thicket" (Ed), New Perspectives on Land Registration: Contemporary Problems and Solutions (Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing), pp. 245-274

Publisher:
Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages:
245-274
Published Feb 2018

"A Tale of Three Promises: Setting the Scene" (Ed), New Perspectives on Land Registration: Contemporary Problems and Solutions (Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing), pp. 277-280

Publisher:
Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages:
277-280
Published Feb 2018

"A Tale of Three Promises: The Title Promise" (Ed), New Perspectives on Land Registration: Contemporary Problems and Solutions (Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing), pp. 281-312

Publisher:
Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages:
281-312
Published Feb 2018

"A Tale of Three Promises: The Priority Promise" (Ed), New Perspectives on Land Registration: Contemporary Problems and Solutions (Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing), pp. 313-377

Publisher:
Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages:
313-377
Published Feb 2018

"A Tale of Three Promises: The Empowerment Promise" (Ed), New Perspectives on Land Registration: Contemporary Problems and Solutions (Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing), pp. 379-409

Publisher:
Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages:
379-409
Published Feb 2018

"Subrogation" (Ed), Commercial Remedies: Resolving Controversies (Cambridge University Press), pp. 436-463

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
436-463
ISBN 13:
9781107171329
Published Aug 2017

"At the Claimant's Expense: Personal Claims" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 149-194

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
149-194
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Nov 2016

"At the Claimant's Expense: Proprietary Claims" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 195-226

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
195-226
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Nov 2016

"Lack of Consent and Want of Authority" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 229-305

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
229-305
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Nov 2016

"Mistake" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 307-371

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
307-371
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Nov 2016

"Personal Remedies and Interest Awards" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 905-922

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
905-922
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Nov 2016

"Proprietary Remedies: General Principles" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 923-942

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
923-942
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Nov 2016

"Proprietary Remedies: Trusts and Liens" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 943-965

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
943-965
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Nov 2016

"Proprietary Remedies: Subrogation to Extinguished Proprietary Rights" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 967-1000

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
967-1000
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Nov 2016

"Proprietary Remedies: Rescission and Rectification" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 1001-1021

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
1001-1021
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Nov 2016

"Gain-Based Remedies for Civil Wrongs in England and Wales" (Ed), Disgorgement of Profits - Gain-Based Remedies Throughout the World (Springer), pp. 29-69

Publisher:
Springer
Pages:
29-69
Published Aug 2015

"Mistake" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 243-296

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
243-296
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Dec 2011

"Lack of Consent and Want of Authority" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 189-242

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
189-242
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Dec 2011

"At the Claimant's Expense: Personal Claims" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 137-167

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
137-167
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Dec 2011

"Justifying Grounds: Contracts" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 41-77

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
41-77
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Dec 2011

"Proprietary Remedies: Subrogation to Extinguished Proprietary Rights" in Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson, Goff and Jones, The Law of Unjust Enrichment (Sweet and Maxwell), pp. 837-862

Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell
Pages:
837-862
Co-Author/s:
Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell and Stephen Watterson
Published Dec 2011

"Remedies for Knowing Receipt" (Ed), Constructive and Resulting Trusts (Hart Publishing), pp. 115-158

Publisher:
Hart Publishing
Pages:
115-158
Published May 2009

"Carter v Boehm (1766)" (Ed), Landmark Cases in the Law of Contract (Hart Publishing), pp. 59-118

Publisher:
Hart Publishing
Pages:
59-118
Published Aug 2008

"Premiums" in F.D. Rose, Marine Insurance: Law and Practice (LLP) (Ed), pp. 135-160

Publisher:
LLP
Pages:
135-160
Co-Author/s:
F.D. Rose
Published Dec 2004

"Subrogation and Recoupment" in F.D. Rose, Marine Insurance: Law and Practice (LLP) (Ed), pp. 517-569

Publisher:
LLP
Pages:
517-569
Co-Author/s:
F.D. Rose
Published Dec 2004

"Double Insurance and Contribution" in F.D. Rose, Marine Insurance: Law and Practice (LLP) (Ed), pp. 571-601

Publisher:
LLP
Pages:
571-601
Co-Author/s:
F.D. Rose
Published Dec 2004

Case Notes

Subrogation as a Remedy for Unjust Enrichment in the Supreme Court [2016] CLJ 209

DOI:
10.1017/S0008197316000453
Published: Jul 2016

Recovering Misapplied Corporate Assets from Remoter Recipients [2014] CLJ 496

DOI:
10.1017/S000819731400097X
Published: Nov 2014

Limitation of Actions, Dishonest Assistance and Knowing Receipt [2014] CLJ 253

DOI:
10.1017/S0008197314000683
Published: Jun 2014

Reversing Mistaken Voluntary Dispositions [2013] CLJ 501

Published: Nov 2013

The Oceano Grupo Case and English law (2002) 10 ERPL 171

Published: Jan 2002